|Children's Genre||yrs 9-11|
When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn’t be more different from London.
But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is more frightening than the war. Who can Jimmy trust? His brother is too little; his best friend has changed.
Lesley Parr grew up in South Wales and now lives in England. She shares her time between writing stories, teaching at a primary school and tutoring adults. Lesley graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People. The Valley of Lost Secrets is her first novel.
‘Parr’s accessible writing and engaging plot is very much aimed at modern pre-teens. It teeters thrillingly on the edge of scary, and covers serious topics like relationships, bullies, prejudices and religion without sounding preachy’ Bristol Post
‘This appealing book is about losses healed, lies uncovered, cruelty defeated and goodness rewarded’ The Sunday Times